Walk the long road to freedom with Nelson Mandela--one of the 20th century's shining beacons of peaceful protest. Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring figures in modern history. For 27 years he was a "prisoner of conscience"--a civil rights leader unjustly imprisoned for his struggle against apartheid, South Africa's institutionalized ...
Walk the long road to freedom with Nelson Mandela--one of the 20th century's shining beacons of peaceful protest. Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring figures in modern history. For 27 years he was a "prisoner of conscience"--a civil rights leader unjustly imprisoned for his struggle against apartheid, South Africa's institutionalized racism. Mandela's nonviolent fight for equality for his people rallied the world to his cause, and proved that good will and a positive gathering of nations can indeed topple oppressive governments. Featuring bold, vibrant art, no other picture book so thoroughly covers Nelson's entire life; from childhood, through his time in prison, to his later years. Mother and daughter Malcah Zeldis and Yona Zeldis McDonough have teamed up to create a moving tribute introducing Nelson Mandela's "long road to freedom" to a new generation--a hero who helped free an entire nation.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-10-14 The daughter-mother collaborators behind Sisters in Strength: American Women Who Made a Difference offer a clear portrait of South African leader Nelson Mandela. McDonough provides a straightforward chronology of her subject's life, noting influential individuals and events. At the age of 16, for example, Mandela participated in a ritual passage into manhood, during which a speaker told the boys that "their promise of manhood would remain unfulfilled, because all black South Africans were a conquered people-slaves in their own land, denied their freedoms and their rights." Later in his life, Mandela wrote that these ideas had remained with him, "shaping his vision of the world and his place in it." The author describes Mandela's extraordinary resolve and strength of character, especially during his 27-year imprisonment: "Although the guards and prison officials tried their best to break Nelson's spirit, they couldn't do it.... As a free man, he had been a leader, and a leader he remained, even while behind bars." However, Zeldis's electric-hued folk-art gouaches seem ill-suited to the subject matter. In particular, her use of artificial color in everyday portraits of Mandela and other black people (she gives them orange and red noses, yellow and orange facial lines, while white people escape similar treatment) is problematic in its resemblance to tribal face paint-especially when one scene does include a ritual use of face and body paint. The color mannerisms introduce a discordant element in an otherwise respectful and admiring book. Ages 6-10. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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